A brief history of computer displays

From blinking lights and punch cards to LCDs and 3D flat panels, we trace the 70-year history of the tech that users rely on to see what a computer is doing.

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Displays: The Changing View

Take a good look at this paragraph. You're reading it thanks to the magic of a computer display, whether it be LCD, CRT, or even a paper printout. Since the beginning of the digital era, users have needed a way to view the results of the programs they run on a computer -- but the manner in which computers have spit out data has changed considerably over the last 70 years. Let's take a tour.

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